Bernalillo County – The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) is offering new corrections officers a $2,000 first-year hiring incentive. New corrections officers receive a total of $2,000 upon the successful completion of the corrections officer academy and probationary period. Starting pay for a corrections officer with MDC is $18.00 per hour and increases to $18.90 upon completion of the academy. Officers will receive an additional increase to $19.85 per hour upon completion of their one (1) year probationary period.
Applicants with prior corrections experience may qualify for a higher starting pay through MDC’s lateral entry program depending on experience and qualifications.
New longevity incentives have also been implemented to encourage current, more experienced staff members to continue working at MDC in the future.
The benefits associated with serving as a corrections officer with MDC include:
- 25-year retirement
- paid vacation
- sick leave
- and full medical and dental
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